Florida Teacher Faces Thousands In Fines For Registering Students To Vote
Florida’s new voter-suppression law is so draconian that a high school civics teacher faces thousands of dollars in fines just for helping students register to vote.
Apparently Jill Cicciarelli, a teacher in New Smyrna Beach may have violated the portion of the bill that requires third parties who sign up new voters to register with the state and submit new voter applications within 48 hours.
Cicciarelli organized a drive at the start of the school year to get students pre-registered, all in part of doing her part to prep the soon-to-be voters for the privileges and responsibilities of voting in a democracy. But, it would appear that voting in a democracy is exactly what Republicans in Florida are trying to prevent.
The new law is so harsh that even the League of Women Voters has suspended registration drives in the state.
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